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Hackers Target Seller Accounts on Amazon.com


Hackers are aiming attacks on 3rd-party sellers, which are increasing in number on Amazon.com, by utilizing seized credentials for putting up online false transactions facilitating theft of cash. The attackers have been grabbing e-mail account details and passwords that they've been also selling through the gray areas of the Web.


A number of sellers as well as advisers on the Amazon website have reported of attackers during recent weeks modifying the information to be deposited in banks regarding Amazon accounts belonging to current sellers so as for filching dollars in many thousands from the individual accounts. Even sellers on Amazon who've not operated their accounts lately have been hacked so attackers posted fake merchandise that people would buy at big discounts so the sale money would go to the hackers.


According to Marketplace Pulse chief executive Juozas Kaziukenas, hacking into Amazon.com accounts is getting more and more prominent. The more the website expands in number of accountholders the more the value profited. A spokesman of Amazon stated that there was constant innovation by the company for making sure information about sellers and buyers was secure as well as that the parties could make transactions with confidence.


The parties' accounts are hacked with the aid of filched usernames and passwords. After gaining access to the accounts the hackers alter the compromised accounts' bank details while begin advertising items that don't even exist. Consumers unwittingly buy such items with their money, in return of no product whatsoever. As per The Wall Street Journal, hackers attack the rarely-used else inactive accounts which their owners may notice long after they've been hacked. The sellers whose accounts are compromised mayn't realize until they start getting customer complaints related to restitution of money sent for items supposedly bought. Lifehacker.com posted this, April 10, 2017.


Experts are advising consumers on Amazon for being wary about deals which aren't officially connected with the company but appear unbelievably real, and that they must inform about such deals to the company. Some products which have been cited as being utilized within the fake seller plans are the latest Nintendo Switch and iPhone EarPods.

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